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Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 May 2019.

Around 42,000 British nationals visit Botswana every year. Most visits are trouble free.

Wildlife and livestock on roads are a hazard, particularly at night. See Road travel.

Carry some form of identification with you at all times. A photocopy of your passport is sufficient.

Attacks on tourists are rare, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself from petty and violent crime. See Crime.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Botswana, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out travel and medical insurance before travelling.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Botswana
Currency: Botswana Pula (BWP)
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BWP
Dialling Code: 267
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 2,145,000 in 2010
Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 81%
Tswana (official language) 62%


Capital City(s):
Gaborone
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Telephone Area Code: 3
Population: 208,411
Latitude: -24.6380555556 Longitude: 25.9283333333



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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